Varieties of Religious Engagement with Climate Change

Next week, the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, together with Studium Generale Groningen, will host Professor Mike Hulme from King's College London, speaking on Religion's Role in Climate Change. In today's post, Professor Hulme provides a taste of some of the issues and themes he will address in greater detail as part of his talk on Wednesday …

Allergic Reaction to “The Religious Other” or just a Neurobiological Fact?

  Neurobiology, Social influence and its impact on our capacity to empathize. Today’s post shows Carine Nijenhuis’ reflection on the human (dis)ability to show empathy towards the religious unknown. An exploration of our lack of empathy from a neurological point of view sheds a completely different light on this cultural phenomenon.  Three years ago in June …